Hurry Up, Slow Down

Hurry Up, Slow Down

Even though you may feel like accelerating into September rush, it's actually a good time to also slow down and get more grounded.

It is a good time to nourish our roots, build our inner resources, like a tree pulling in sap. This will help preserve energy and boost our immune system for the eventual transition into winter.

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A PRACTICE FOR YOU WHILE YOU WALK

A PRACTICE FOR YOU WHILE YOU WALK

Most spiritual masters recognize being out in nature as a means to cultivating this peace more effortlessly. In fact, walking in nature has long been a path of yoga - also known as Walking Meditation. Walking Meditation is easy, takes little time, requires no formal training, and offers amazing health benefits. It is particularly valued for its ability to refresh your mind, give you an emotional boost, and help you feel more in sync with nature’s cycles.   

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Embrace the Slow of August

Embrace the Slow of August

I have always loved the slow of August.  Somehow, more than any other time of the year, I give myself permission to put aside my list-of-things-to-do and choose experiences that allow me to connect more with nature and therefore myself. 

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Learning to Relax Into Who We Truly Are

Learning to Relax Into Who We Truly Are

It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.

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Eating Healthy While Traveling

Eating Healthy While Traveling

Even with healthy food options becoming more readily available in airports and t rest stops, I have found that staying well on the road takes more than just picking the new 'healthy' packaged treat at the grab and go. And since I travel a lot - long car rides, lots of flights, some extra planning goes along way to help me feel great while I am away, and when I arrive back home.

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Yay! Summer is right around the corner...

Yay! Summer is right around the corner...

And as the days get warmer and longer, I start longing for more time to wander... more time to roam.  Of course my work brings me to beautiful locations. And this year I will be in the Berkshires for 2 weeks at Kripalu where I will be leading two retreats (weekend and 5-day formats) as well as presenting in the Narrative Medicine Conference. But I'm also carving out some true down time for myself as well including a long awaited family trip to Italy!

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